"The research that I have done over the last five years and having climbed all over the castle and cottages and having taken photographs of just about every feature and view suggests the following:
The Castle cottage group that we see today is a mid Victorian creation that was subdivided and added to in the 1880's. It was during the Late Georgian and early Victorian period that the large number of encroachments on Epsom Common (the Lord of the Manor's common waste land) happened. The evidence to date suggest that the original 1830 Cottage was an encroachment on Epsom Common although some trace may still exist it was largely demolished when Castle House was Built. The first documentation (Deed) was created when the Wayte Family decided to mortgage then sell and clearly states the property know as Castle House was situated on the common of Epsom.
The entry in the January 1883 Deed describes the origins as an encroachment on the common i.e. 'All that land messuage or tenement, orchard, garden and backside lying and being on the Common of Ebbisham otherwise Epsom in the County of Surrey.'
Prior to this deed the property had passed down through the family so no documentation was required apart from wills. Now it was being mortgaged/sold the necessity for a deed arose. In such cases indemnity clauses are written into the deed. There is no evidence to suggest the original cottage had any connection with the farm land to its rear which had well established pedigree of ownership with its own array of buildings. One of its main attraction of the 1830 cottage was the well, which remains to this day (Capped).
Castle House was a "live in" Victorian folly, arranged to be seen from the town side and from the Railway, where people would have seen a castle on the hill. The view we have today is in fact the back of Castle house. The group as a whole was never designed its odd and quirky building detail suggest it evolved and adapted as it grew. Charles Wayte Jnr (a retired Locomotive engineer) seems to have had delusion of grandeur and then ran out of money!!!.
There was no evidence found to suggest that it ever had any religious connections."